Starting 18 June 2012 we will begin our new mystery quilt centered around the life of a most outstanding individual, Dr Benjamin Franklin. Franklin was not only a printer and a statesman, but also an inventor, writer, philosopher, scientist, philanthropist, humanitarian, and much, much more!
This free mystery project will be presented over the next several months (until all of the blocks/steps have been accomplished) in block-of-the-month format. Each month a block pattern and instructions will accompany an anecdote about Dr Franklin's life. Each block will measure 12-inch or 6-inch (finished), depending where it is needed, to finish the quilt; the entire quilt will be slightly larger than 76-inch square (the final measurements have yet to be decided). If a larger quilt is desired, it will be easy to add a border or two to bring the quilt to a larger dimension.
Each post in this project will post on a Monday...sometime during each month (keeping a little surprise and excitement in the air!) If you have a FEEDBURNER(tm) subscription, you will receive notice every time we post, as usual. We will continue to post regular features as this quilt progresses so you will have a lot to look forward to! If you miss a step, simply click on either the Benjamin Franklin image (under the Don't Miss a Step heading) to the right, or the gray B Franklin ribbon to the left.
Please do not let the subject fool you, either! Dr Franklin was a very interesting and fascinating man...we have a lot to share about him! Even if you don't make this quilt, the block patterns (from several sources) will be great additions to your pattern library!
Please share this information with your quilting friends, clubs, guilds, instructors, and quilt shops! This has been an exciting project for all of us here in the studio and we are sure you will have fun following along!
Until 18 June 2012, here is a (tiny) peek at the first block!
See you soon!